Space still available in WorkLife Programs offerings

March 29, 2010

There's still time to sign up for these upcoming offerings from WorkLife Programs.

40 Developmental Assets
Friday (April 2). 12:10-12:50 p.m. WorkLife Programs, Purdue West Shopping Plaza (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
Parents and adults who care for or work with children are invited to learn about the power of Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets for young people. Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive. The framework applies to children of all ages.

Stress and Our Perceptions
April 5. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants understand how stress colors the way we think and feel, rediscover their choices in dealing with stress, and learn how to manage stress better by talking back to their automatic thoughts.

Today's Economy: Adjusting to Changes
April 8. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants recognize how changes in the economy affect them and their family, learn about the stages of change and strategies for moving through them smoothly, and develop a personal action plan for moving through change.

SAFE Training
April 10. 9-11:30 a.m. Large conference room, Terry House.
The SAFE Training class is a Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange training session for women offered by the Purdue Police Department. The program consists of a safety talk/awareness session, a video, and an introduction to basic physical defense tactics. Athletic-style clothing is recommended; shorts are not permitted.

Weight Watchers at Work
April 13. Noon-1 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
Whether you are looking to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help you effect a lifestyle change to assist you with your goal. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 class fee if you attend 11 of 12 meetings. You may receive this incentive twice in your lifetime.

Parent Roundtable: Gifted and Non-Traditional Learners
April 14. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 112, Purdue Memorial Union.
An opportunity for working parents to share questions about interacting and communicating with their children on everyday issues. Validate the best approach with an expert. While schools do a good job of addressing their brightest students, unfortunately, a large number of gifted students are overlooked due to their learning styles or areas of giftedness. Explore the difference between bright and gifted students, while discussing the needs of these children.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

Follow WorkLife Programs on Twitter at